If you are in crisis, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

 

Fast Facts

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds.
  • The top three methods used in suicides of young people include firearm (45 percent), suffocation (40 percent), and poisoning (8 percent).
  • Boys are more likely than girls to die from suicide. Of the reported suicides within the 10 to 24 age group, 81 percent of the deaths were males and 19 percentwere females.

Recent Research

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Key Research Findings
    This resource summarizes findings from research studies that have especially contributed to the current understanding of suicide.
  • American Association of Suicidology – U.S.A. Suicide: 2013 Official Final Data
    This document provides a complete listing of data on suicide across the United States.

Interesting Information

  • National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide – U OK? 
    U OK?, a program of the National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide, raises awareness of the problem of teen suicide, mobilizes high school students to become part of the solution, and raises money for these activities.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Suicide Prevention Toolkit
    From the MY3 Suicide Prevention App to tips on how youth can help their friends, this Toolkit offers resources for youth to get involved in preventing suicides.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Suicide Prevention Youth Suicide
    This webpage on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website offers information, statistics, and resource on youth suicide prevention.
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